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Monday
Oct152012

Sustainability of wild flora use and livelihoods—framing the global CBD discussion and supporting national implementation

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Hyderabad, India, 15 October 2012 -  Conservation and sustainable use of wild flora, as well as maintenance of traditional knowledge associated with plants, are critical to meeting the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).  These were discussed during the first week of the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CBD (CoP11) in Hyderabad

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Friday
Oct122012

New report finds illegal hunting and bushmeat trade of wildlife in Savanna Africa could result in a ‘conservation crisis’ if unchecked

New York, NY and Hyderabad (India)  October 12, 2012 – A new report published today by Panthera confirms that widespread illegal hunting and the bushmeat trade occur more frequently and with greater impact on wildlife populations in the Southern and Eastern savannas of Africa than previously thought, and if unaddressed could potentially cause a ‘conservation crisis.’ The report challenges previously held beliefs of the impact of illegal bushmeat hunting and trade in Africa with new data from experts.

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Thursday
Oct112012

New report compares timber import requirements to safeguard biodiversity

Cambridge, UK and Hyderabad, India, 11th October 2012—A TRAFFIC document analysing and comparing the different requirements under various regulatory systems for legal importation of timber into the European Union (EU) has been launched today in India.

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Thursday
Oct112012

Links between biodiversity and community health examined

Hyderabad, India, 11th October 2012—The importance of operationalizing links between conservation and grassroots development in the fields of biodiversity and community health were highlighted during a side event held earlier this week at the meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) currently underway in Hyderabad, India.

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Monday
Oct082012

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership launches tool to support making robust policy decisions

Hyderabad, India, 8th October 2012—The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) today launched a beta-version of the Aichi Targets Passport, a new tool that provides concise indicator updates for each of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

The 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets are central to implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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Thursday
Oct042012

Maritime Police foil bid to smuggle Philippine Forest Turtles out of Palawan

Palawan, Philippines, October 2012—Regional Maritime Police have rescued 27 Philippine Forest Turtles stuffed in a bag and abandoned on a pier on Palawan, just two months after another smuggler was jailed for trafficking in this Critically Endangered species.

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Friday
Sep282012

Four Leopards a week enter India’s illegal wildlife trade

New Delhi, India, 28th September 2012—At least four Leopards have been poached and their body parts entered into illegal wildlife trade every week for at least 10 years in India, according to TRAFFIC’s latest study “Illuminating the Blind Spot: A study on illegal trade in Leopard parts in India” launched today by Dr Divyabhanusinh Chavda, President, WWF-India.

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Tuesday
Sep252012

UN recognizes wildlife crime as threat to rule of law

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New York, USA, 25th September 2012—Poaching and the illicit trafficking of wildlife products were raised on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly for the first time this Monday, during discussions on strengthening national and international governance.

World leaders gathering in New York for the global body’s 67th annual meeting highlighted wildlife trafficking along with other severe threats to the rule of law such as corruption and drug running.

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